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IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.83 | 1973 ratings

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zaxx
4 stars I don't see why people would hate this album as they loved "In The Court Of The Crimson King". "In The Wake Of Poseidon" is a nice follow-up... of course it's really similar, but it's almost as good in quality.

The "Peace" themes are ok - though I prefer the acoustic part to the two a cappellas. "Pictures Of A City" is very similar to "21st Century Schoizoid Man", and it's maybe the weakest track on the album as it really suffers the comparison both musically and lyrically. "Cadence And Cascade" is a nice ballad - a bit in the mood of "I Talk To The Wind" but still quite different. "In The Wake Of Poseidon" is an awesome ballad - and here it really surpasses its model "Epitaph". "Cat Food" is one of the most original tracks I've ever heard - the music is jazzy and the lyrics are very funny (for something similar try listening to "Gary and Melissa" from King Missile). "The Devil's Triangle" has a very catchy melody with a really threatening first part (Merday Morn + Hand of Sceiron) - too bad the last part is boring (like the second part of "Moonchild").

Rating: 81/100

zaxx | 4/5 |

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